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Old 07-23-2013, 08:51 PM   #1
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Any BC Pills that aid weight loss?

I am going on pills to regulate my cycle and take my mind off TTC for a few months. Are there any that aid weight loss? Or at the very least I need one that doesnt cause weight gain. Thanks in advance.


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Old 07-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #2
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Re: Any BC Pills that aid weight loss?

I don't think so. Most BC pills cause weight gain. Estrogen lowers your metabolism, which is part of the reason it causes weight gain.

For the record, hormonal birth control doesn't "regulate" your cycle. It suppresses it. If you're unsure if you're ovulating or what is going on with your cycle, I highly recommend learning to chart. Garden of Fertility by Katie Singer or Taking Charge of Your Fertility by Toni Weschler are great books that explain things well. Singer's book also discusses hormone issues that can be revealed by your fertility charts.

I know the myth of BC pills "regulating your cycle" is a common one. It does make you bleed every 4 weeks like clockwork, but it's a withdrawal bleed from discontinuing the pills, not true menstruation.
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